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Arcade in the Sky Blog: Otakon Countdown 13: Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu

Friday, July 16, 2010

Otakon Countdown 13: Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu

Sorry I missed yesterday, but I was just going to talk about HEROMAN again.

Today I'd like to continue the thread of posting what anime I am currently following. Today it's Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu which translates to 'Haruka Nogizaka's Secret'. What is that secret? She's an Otaku. Yep, she's the most popular girl in school, yet she's secretly a comic book geek. She hides her hobby with the shame one would hide an alternative lifestyle or a horrific birthmark. Her secret is discovered by average student Yuuto. Haruka is initially horrified that she'll be revealed, but Yuuto tells her she'll be fine, and that she should just be herself. Haruka then takes a liking to Yuuto and they begin their romance.

This anime originated not in a manga, but a light novel. This is a book with an occasional piece of manga art through in now and again. Otaku in the US have been going gaga over these, and you can find some at the local Border/ Barnes and Noble. This is not an original invention, however. Pulp Magazines are the same thing, and we had those in America since the 30's. Doc Savage and The Shadow got their start there.

Anyway, I'm liking how this anime is playing out. I'm not going to spoil the plot or taint your opinions with my hang-ups--at least not yet. I'm just recommending you go to Crunchy Roll and watch it!
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